The Right Honourable Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of
Great Britain and Northern Ireland, will be the headliner at
A Conversation With a Living Legend® May 9 in
Dallas. The 23rd annual luncheon,
supported by business and community leaders in the
Dallas-Fort Worth area,
benefits research and patient care initiatives at
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Tony Blair served as prime minister from May 1997 to June
2007. He also was the leader of Britain’s Labour Party (1994
to 2007) and Member of Parliament for Sedgefield, England
(1983 to 2007). He continues to be active in public life.
Since leaving Downing Street, Blair has served as the
Quartet Representative to the Middle East. He represents the
United States, United Nations, Russia and the European
Union, working with the Palestinians to prepare for
statehood as part of the international peace effort.
Andrews Distributing Company is underwriting this year’s
event, 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hilton Anatole.
Luncheon chair is Amanda Bush. Leo Corrigan III serves as
Since its inception in 1990, A Conversation With a Living
Legend in Dallas has raised more than $14 million.
With every $1 million the event
raises, MD Anderson creates a new endowed Dallas/Fort
Worth Living Legend Chair for Cancer Research
at MD Anderson,
enhancing the institution’s ability to recruit and retain
new faculty of the highest caliber, advance its
research and patient care initiatives and train future
generations of physicians and scientists.
For more information, call 866-262-9029 or email
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centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education
and prevention. MD Anderson is one of only 41comprehensive
cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.
For eight of the past 10 years, including 2011,
MD Anderson has ranked No. 1 in cancer care in “Best
Hospitals,” a survey published annually in
U.S. News & World Report.
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